Complete Definition of "slick"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪk|-ɪk

Adjective
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  1. slippery|Slippery due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.

#: This rain is making the roads slick.
#: The top coating of lacquer gives this finish a slick look.

  1. Appearing expensive or sophisticated.

#: They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  1. Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.

#: That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.

  1. Clever, making an apparently hard task easy; often used sarcastically.

#: Our new process for extracting needles from haystacks is extremely slick.
#: That was a slick move, locking your keys in the car.
#(west coast slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
#: That is one slick bicycle, it has all sorts of features!

Translations
trans-top|Slippery due to a covering of liquid
Finnish: liukas
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trans-top|Appearing expensive or sophisticated
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trans-top|Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy
Finnish: lipevä
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trans-top|Clever, making an apparently hard task easy
Finnish: näppärä, taitava
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trans-top|Extraordinarily great or special
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A covering of liquid, particularly oil.

#: Careful in turn three â there's an oil slick on the road.
#: The oil slick has now spread to cover the entire bay, critically endangering the sea life.

  1. A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.

#: You'll go much faster if you put on slicks.

Translations
trans-top|A covering of liquid, particularly oil
Finnish: öljyläikkä
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trans-top|A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern
Finnish: sileä rengas
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Derived terms
slicker <!-- Noun, as in raincoat, is idiomatic -->
slicken
slick back <!-- As in, "I slicked back my hair" -->

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